Posts are getting more infrequent, I don’t think I have time to blog like I used to – only this Sunday I had time to watch a movie like every Sundays in the past. My week wasn’t that pleasant with a cold, it wasn’t even a cold, my colleague had a runny nose and I woke up with a runny nose and sore throat, then came the all-out snot assault, now I’m going through the coughing… hopefully spelling the end of a tired period. It’s like a virus, I bypassed the actual cold and just caught the symptoms!
I was shattered… lack of sleep and coughs. Splattered myself through the day, things were steady and I maintained control. I arrived at tap to immediate tech rehearsal, it was ok although we didn’t warm up properly and the issue I keep having is positioning, the V shape was difficult for me. The details came in like arms and heads, the messy middle, where to turn, to LOOK UP etc. We had little time to absorb it all and remember where to stand. It was 6:30pm when we started and the hour flew by. I think we’re all quietly confident but mainly it’s to do with the minor things… and synchronising with one another. Basically we have the steps, it’s a case of gelling as a group.
Me, J and K had an hour to kill before Jazz, so we stayed in studio and worked on the steps – slowly people left but it was good to practise, we did a few runs including facing away from the mirror. We needed the full group to work it properly. I think we’ll be ok, just a case of practising and memorising… and of course, not to think too much!
We soon vacated the room for the Beginners and sat in Studio 2 instead, I had some time to run the sequence in my head. We ran it once more with Josh and headed back to tech rehearsal – pretty tired by then. Everybody overran, so we barely had any time but for positioning. Then we ran the thing twice… forgetting that we did very little at the end ooops. Again, where to stand, that was tricky… and time was up!
Luckily we had the studio to finalise the ending and lining everyone up. We had to work with a missing person – annoying but it was fine. I think we’re ok… I enjoyed this one more than tap, only cos it’s slightly easier to remember. I’m more confident about this… I think I’m fine with both, the main thing is positioning…
Urgh… we finished at 10pm, that’s three and half hours of dancing!
I had a disgusting Maccy D’s on the way home, urgh… and regretted it. Been a very productive evening, just need to practise now.